Underworld Guardian Picture

I don't usually draw creatures, but this guy came to mind. When I completed him, the first thing he reminded me of was the Balrog from The Lord of the Rings. Just to let you know, they're slight likeness is completely unitentional. I like the symbols that trace their way along his body, and if I get a chance, I'd like to add even more. They remind me somewhat of ancient runes. And the mark under his eye is that of the eye of Osiris from Egyptian mythology. So there were a lot of influences when making this. Personally, I wouldn't want to run into this guy...

And yes...I know his hand is messed up...this is an older piece.
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